September 20, 2017
10:00 am to 11:00 amAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
About the Session:
Mood Walks is a provincial program that provides training and support for community mental health organizations across the province of Ontario to launch educational walking programs for young people who experience mental health issues. Mood Walks promotes both physical and mental health by reducing barriers and creating new opportunities for people to be physically active in nature. The most recent project cycle (2015-2017) focused on building capacity among 40+ community organizations (including 3 campus sites) to support youth who are at risk of or experiencing, mental health issues. This session will share outcomes from the project, resources, barriers and successes on campus – as well as next steps and best practices. Mood Walks is an initiative of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario, in partnership with Hike Ontario and Conservation Ontario, with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport.
Deena Kara Shaffer